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How to make Apple Mail.app to use SOCKS proxy configured by a PAC file

For some reasons, I have to use a SOCKS proxy to access Gmail, otherwise, the connection will be blocked. I tried the global SOCKS agent, and the Mail.app worked fine. Nevertheless, when I turned to ...
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How do I change the iPad wireless hotspot broadcast timeout settings?

I have an iPad 3rd Gen running iOS 8.1. When I switch on the wireless Hotspot, I see it appear in 'available wireless networks' for around five minutes, then it doesn't appear anymore, despite still ...
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Global Proxy - Tunnel All Traffic to Proxy

How do i make OSX go through a proxy server for all the applications that use internet? The system preferences proxy network setting only routes depending if the application supports it, but an ...
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Strange networking issue: good troubleshooting tools?

I'm posting this question with the hope of getting some guidance from others because at this point I'm completely stumped. I'm trying to troubleshoot a mid 2011 iMac (11,2) running Mavericks that ...
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Print to Yosemite printer from a Panther machine

A couple I know have two computers I'm supporting - one is a iMac which I recently upgraded from Snow Leopard (10.6) to Yosemite (10.10). The printer is attached to this machine. The other computer, ...
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Airport Extreme and 10/100 Ethernet Switch

I have an Airport Extreme (with Gigabit Ethernet) connected up to my cable modem, my Mac, and my PC. I have one spare port on the AE and thought about hooking up a spare 10/100 Ethernet Switch I have ...
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time capsule with 3com officeconnect router

I would like to connect my time capsule to my 3com officeconnect adsl modem router and connect my computers to the wifi provided by the time capsule. In my 3com admin page I have a bunch of ...
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Figuring out what IP's and Ports a program is accessing

I play poker semi-professionally online and live. When I play online I have a hard time limiting the amount of time I play. There is a free application I found called self-control. It allows you to ...
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no network available..searching.. appears on signal status bar for iphone 5s

network was not available on my iphone5s. only searching appears on the network status bar. Tried restarting my phone. sim works in other mobiles perfectly. Can some one help me what happened and how ...
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Is the iPhone5 and up not Network locked?

In my experience phones have been locked to the carrier, requiring a hefty fee and a contract payout to transfer them to another carrier. (Just because they can). This commentator writes: Oh all ...
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AirPort Extreme only 1 client has an internet connection

A friend of mine has some trouble with his AirPort Extreme (Router). All of his clients (Macbook, iPad, iPhone, ...) do not connect to the internet, except one iMac in his office. The AirPort Extreme ...
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Bandwidth throttling with onboard tools in Yosemite?

Is there any way with Mac OS Yosemite's built-in firewall to throttle or queue connections from a single application, on a single port or to a certain hostname? The App in question would be the ...
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How to restore system from network drive?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro. I want to restore my OS from a Time Machine backup which is on a shared network volume. When I restart in recovery (Apple-Opt-R), it boots from internet, but if I try to ...
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On iOS, do “Automatic Downloads” (incl. Music, Apps, Books, Updates) download on public or slow WiFi networks?

If I have "Automatic Downloads" enabled for some or all of the categories (Music, Apps, Books, Updates), then these items will download when available, while I'm connected to my home's WiFi network. ...
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Mac Mini private network

I am trying to set up a very simple network using a Netgear 5 port Gigabit switch, a Mac Mini, a Seagate Central 4Tb NAS and an Apple TV to serve movies to my Samsung TV. I followed a guide on ...
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Mac WiFi sharing doesn't allow LAN discovery?

I've been using Mac Mini for a few years as a WiFi router by enabling network sharing over WiFi. Everything until now has worked fine. The problem is that my MBP can't auto discover shared folders on ...
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Can't login with iCloud Control Panel for Windows. Constant server error

I have problem of connecting to iCloud with iCloud Control panel for Windows. After a while it errors with can't connect because of server error. And gives me a link to iCloud status which is always ...
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VLC on windows 8.1 can't open files on iMac

I have an iMac running Mavericks. My music files (mp3) are stored on this machine. I also have a windows 8.1 laptop running VLC media player. I can access files on the iMac from the windows machine ...
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Bonjour visibility dropping over ethernet only

I'm using a recently purchased 2012 Mac Mini and installed the latest Yosemite. So far, it's being used headless as an iTunes server and I also have OS X Server 4 running on it for some basic home ...
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Is there a way to measure data traffic from airport extreme?

We have lot of machines and occasionally experience slowness in some devices and wanted to see if it has something do with a device stealing the bandwidth. So I would like to measure the bandwidth ...
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iPhone (iOS) mistakes my router (mifi) as needing a login page

When using my iOS 8 iPhone 6 with a cellular mifi, it sometimes thinks this device has some sort of webpage login page, the way public wifi does (I guess sometimes called a landing page). However, it ...
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Transparent proxy authentication with pf

I'm under a corporate, squid proxy. It is problematic to develop under this proxy since I have to setup the proxy details for every thing I use (for example, setting npm, or terminal http_proxy) I ...
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Apple Remote Desktop Admin blocked by OS X Yosemite Firewall

I'm experiencing an issue where the Firewall in OS X Yosemite is repeatedly preventing me from launching ARD Admin. Symptoms: Launch ARD and no window appears. I am forced to force-quit the ...
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Ethernet cannot see RTA1025W modem (wi-fi can)

At home I have a Dynalink RTA1025W DSL modem. MBP can obtain IP via WiFI MBP cannot see modem or get IP via ethernet. Ubuntu/Win7/Win8 can get IP via the same ethernet cable & modem. At work: ...
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Hooking into establishing Wi-Fi connection on Yosemite

Is there a way to hook into the process of establishing a Wi-Fi connection for executing some arbitrary actions (i.e. scripts or something) on certain events like connection established, connection ...
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Slow network speed in Safari etc. when using Aidrop

It's quite remarkable that when I am sending files from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro over Airdrop that all network speed seems to go a lot slower. iTunes Match tracks take up to 10s to load, same goes ...
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Full wifi signal but horrible download speeds

I'm connecting my MacBook to the internet via a current generation Apple Airport Extreme (late 2013). When I'm standing next to the Airport, my Mac's wifi indicator shows full signal strength (duh!) ...
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Accessing network created by Internet Sharing

I would like to be able to access services on devices that are connected to my shared network. Basically I have set up network sharing such that when I connect via Thunderbolt-Ethernet I share the ...
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why cannot I edit my `hosts` file?

I'm trying to edit my hosts file, because doing ssh <some host in hosts> fails to translate to ip. according to the Finder UI it is found under: however when trying to run cat hosts from the ...
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How to check if VPN connection can be established automatically?

I recently ran into the problem that a VPN connection, type Cisco IPSec, could not be established. For some unbeknownst reason, the connection failed. The failing VPN connection is not the problem per ...
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Sync iPhone over Wi-Fi with Mac when iPhone is connected to the Wi-Fi created by Internet Sharing

When my Mac and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, I can sync my iPhone wirelessly using iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, and perform third party syncing like 1Password Wi-Fi sync. However, the ...
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How to fix specific problem on Mavericks 10.9.5?

I had a problem with Yosemite so I had to downgrade (Wi-Fi went off after 10 or so seconds of connecting to a network) to Mavericks, but now I don't have Wi-Fi at all- The interface does not appear ...
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Encrypt Time Machine backup data sent over the network

I have three relevant machines: An iMac running 10.10 as my Time Machine server. A MacBook Pro running 10.10, which backs up to the server. Backup encryption is enabled. A PowerBook G4 running ...
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My laptop (Yosemite) is now 'PPPoE' connected over wifi, what is this and what does it mean?

My laptop (Yosemite) is now 'PPPoE' connected over wifi, what is this and what does it mean? Previously I was just connected by wifi (there was no mention of wifi) My AirPort base station connects ...
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How to get automount and sshfs(osxfuse) working with yosemite

I'm currentyl trying to get apples automount working with osxfuse and sshfs. The result should be that a specified folder gets automaticly mounted if it is used. What i've done so far: installed ...
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Is /etc/resolv.conf changed every time my DHCP lease changes?

I'd like to fire an event via launchd whenever my DHCP lease changes the IP on my WiFi interface. My question is similar to what's being asked in this question, which makes me thing I can watch ...
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Rename SMB Servers

I have 2 SMB servers that I connect to on a daily basis. One is my development server and the other is my production server. Both of them are a little different in the folder structure. When they are ...
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Network issues since upgrading to Yosemite - Unable to find local systems

I am on a Windows corporate network. Since I've upgraded my MacBook Pro (2014) to Yosemite from Mavericks, I am unable to find local machines on our network via DNS. I can get onto my corporate ...
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Use SOCKS proxy for several IP addresses on OSX Yosemite

I just wanna use socks proxy for some ip addresses. I found this setting: Sorry for non-English screenshot. Here is OSX Networking settings for SOCKS proxy. I can see only "black list" for ip ...
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Unable to ping hostname.local

As seen below the given hostname is not pingable presently. 19:42:43/lib $hostname mellyrn.local 19:42:55/lib $ping mellyrn.local ping: cannot resolve mellyrn.local: Unknown host Note that the ...
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Why does my wired ethernet connection die periodically after a DHCP lease renewal?

I've got an Early 2008 Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) that is fairly healthy from what I can tell. It has survived OSX upgrades from the original 10.5 to 10.9.x (haven't pulled the trigger on Yosemite yet) and ...
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PacketFilter on OS X preserve destination address for sshuttle

There is a cool utility out there called sshuttle (https://github.com/apenwarr/sshuttle). It has depended on ipfw to forward packets in the past. It appears that ipfw is mostly broken in Mavericks ...
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Unable to connect to any VPN - how do I hard reset all related settings?

Title says it all - I'm unable to connect to any VPN server. It doesn't matter if I'm using WiFi or Ethernet and I've tried multiple routers in different locations as well. Both L2TP and PP2P ...
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Network topology: Internet connected on a leaf node?

Before I go ahead and spend money on new kit, I'd like to run by you my proposed network setup to see if it's feasible: Cable Modem <--> Airport Express <--> Airport Extreme (bridge mode) ...
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Super slow browsing on rMBP until reboot

I've just experienced a couple of days of incredibly slow browsing (using Chrome mostly, but changing browser didn't help) on my home wi-fi. After trying many things like rebooting the router, ...
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For 2.4GHz/5GHz wifi which is best for Apple devices: different SSIDs or same?

My WiFi router, a Netgear Nighthawk, can do 2.4GHz and 5GHz; and it can have the same SSID or different for those ranges. We run MacBooks, an iPad, an iPad Nano and an iPhone 4 on the network. Does ...
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Several instances of my devices in Finder's shared device list after VPN use

I have been using my company's VPN (based on Cisco AnyConnect) lately, and ever since I have started using it I get several instances of each of my computers and networked devices in the device list ...
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Monitor HTTPS traffic on an ios device or maybe remotely on the Internet

I want to monitor HTTPS network traffic on the Internet and not Intranet. I would use a tool like Charles or Fiddler and setup a proxy but I could only host through Intranet. Plus, I have the issue ...
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iPad 2 (iPad2,3) no cellular connection: com.apple.AppleBasebandManager.RadioNotReady

I have an iPad 2 that hasn't been used in recent months. I took it out of my bag, charged it, powered it on, connected it to my wifi, and ran the iOS 8.1.1 upgrade. Then I put it away and took it to ...
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Specifying network device used by software (or port) (in Terminal)

Is it possible to specify which network device should be used when running something in the Terminal? Like $ rails [only communicate through deviceA] Not just app, but instance specific, so ...